Things empty and moving Ash Kilmartin

Published by the artist, Rotterdam, 2021, 28 pages, w/ photo-print and bookmark / track list insert (colour & b/w ill.), 10.5 × 21 cm, English

Price: €5

For Langstme, Kunsthuis SYB’s 2021 triennale, Ash Kilmartin revisited her research on klokkenstoelen, notes and memories from her residency in 2019. The resulting thoughts turn around the traditional production of the bells, their historical functions and folklore in the village life around Beetsterzwaag, Friesland. Dutch translation by Caspar Stalenhoef. Designed by Linus Bonduelle/Studio Lieneman. The book is accompanied by a sound piece which can be listened to here.

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Sarah Rapson

Published by Secession, Vienna, 2021, set of 3 matchbooks (colour & b/w ill.), 5 × 5.5 cm, English

Price: €7

Produced on the occasion of Sarah Rapson’s exhibition Ode To Psyche at Secession, Vienna, November 20, 2021 – February 20, 2022.

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Breath Holding Spell Nairy Baghramian

Published by Revolver Publishing, Berlin, 2021, 16 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 30.4 × 30.4 cm, English

Price: €30

On the levels of both form and content, Breath Holding Spell unmistakably harks back to Bruce Nauman’s 1970 artist’s book LA AIR, whose eight monochrome pages present photographs of the atmosphere, illustrating the widely varying hues of the air over L.A.

It inspired this artist’s book by Nairy Baghramian, which features variations on a single photographic motif: no more than a cropped detail of a tightly packed standing crowd of people is visible in Tight Sluice. Monochrome pages that reprise the colors of their attire appear in rhythmical alternation with the pictures.

The artist has autographed the books on the back cover, again quoting Nauman, though his signature was a printed facsimile.

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Symptom Andrew Long

Published by Andrew Long, Adelaide, 2021, 4 pages, 21 × 29.7 cm, English

Price: €6

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Symptom by Andrew Long, held at the Epworth Building, Suite 552, 33 Pirie Street, Adelaide/Tarndanya, 12 February – 27 February, 2021. Text by Patrice Sharkey. Designed by Robert Milne.

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Success in Failure Wolfgang Stoerchle

Published by Daisy editions, Lisbon/Paris & Christophe Daviet-Théry, Paris, 2021, 408 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16 × 24 cm, English

Price: €35

Wolfgang Stoerchle is a particularly notable artistic figure of the early seventies who left a certain but little advertised mark on a generation of Californian artists, especially through videotapes and performances involving his body as raw material. His short but eventful life is surrounded by rumours, and his abrupt death in 1976 may have emphasised the myth around him even more. His entire body of work was produced in eleven years, between 1965 and 1976. Forty-five years after he passed away, his name still drifts across the West Coast art world, awaiting wider recognition. This is the first monograph on Stoerchle’s work and includes interviews with Daniel Lentz, Paul McCarthy, Matt Mullican, David Salle, Helene Winer, and an unpublished review by James Welling, alongside ephemera and documentation of Stoerchle’s video works and performances, as well as rarely seen sculptures, installations, and paintings.

Edited by Alice Dusapin, with Justin Jaeckle and designed by Coline Sunier & Charles Mazé.

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Where does my body belong? From institutional critique to infrastructural transformation Or Standards and Mothers Ruth Buchanan

Published by Artspeak, Vancouver, 2021, 20 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 15.2 × 22.9 cm, English

Price: €15

With texts from Ruth Buchanan, J.C. Sturm, Anne Boyer. The first instalment of BEACON, a pamphlet series in ten issues’ focusing on how the commitment of artists’ to wider social movements informs contemporary artistic practice. The series will feature texts by artists whose practices engage with language and visual arts.

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